Jim Elliot

The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)

Options presented for future of former Eagle Pass fire lookout in Shuswap

Stakeholders met in 2020 to discuss the restoration, or possible removal of the cabin

The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)
The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)

Options presented for future of former Eagle Pass fire lookout in Shuswap

Stakeholders met in 2020 to discuss the restoration, or possible removal of the cabin

The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating a Saturday, April 10 gathering at Blackburn Park for provincial health order violations. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm RCMP investigating Blackburn Park rally

Police say more than 200 people in attendance

The Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating a Saturday, April 10 gathering at Blackburn Park for provincial health order violations. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
A Salmon Arm artist worked with talented local fabricators to create an enormous set of steel bighorn sheep horns to greet visitors to Radium Hot Springs. (Village of Radium Hot Springs image)

Salmon Arm locals’ skills bring steel sheep horn sculpture to Radium

Adam Meikle and Idea 64 Projects made the towering horns a reality

A Salmon Arm artist worked with talented local fabricators to create an enormous set of steel bighorn sheep horns to greet visitors to Radium Hot Springs. (Village of Radium Hot Springs image)
Machinery could be seen working to clear land behind a pair of houses on Main Street for the future site of the Shuswap and Secwepmc Healing Centre, a medical facility on Friday, April 9. The Sicamous Fire Department has been using the buildings for training exercises ahead of their demolition. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Snapshot: Clearing space

Land is being cleared for a new medical centre on Sicamous’ Main Street.

Machinery could be seen working to clear land behind a pair of houses on Main Street for the future site of the Shuswap and Secwepmc Healing Centre, a medical facility on Friday, April 9. The Sicamous Fire Department has been using the buildings for training exercises ahead of their demolition. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Winter driving conditions returned to the Coquihalla Highway on April 10. (ICBC image)

Coquihalla motorists warned of fresh snow

Five to 10 cm of snow is expected today for the mountain highway.

Winter driving conditions returned to the Coquihalla Highway on April 10. (ICBC image)
Genevieve Reynard dances as a video is recorded to be judged at a Kamloops-based dance festival. She earned first and second place honours in a variety of styles. (Shuswap Dance Center/Facebook)

Shuswap Dance Center dancers win big in Kamloops competition

Thirty-five young competitors place in top three in either solo or group number

Genevieve Reynard dances as a video is recorded to be judged at a Kamloops-based dance festival. She earned first and second place honours in a variety of styles. (Shuswap Dance Center/Facebook)
A prescribed burn is being planned southeast of Chase in mid-April. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)

Prescribed burn planned for Neskonlith band land near Chase

Residents should not be alarmed if they see rising smoke between April 12 and 30

A prescribed burn is being planned southeast of Chase in mid-April. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)
A prescribed burn is being planned southeast of Chase in mid-April. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)

Prescribed burn planned for Neskonlith band land near Chase

Residents should not be alarmed if they see rising smoke between April 12 and 30

A prescribed burn is being planned southeast of Chase in mid-April. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)
Valid Manufacturing received a government grant to assist their work on a system to divert dairy cow waste and turn it into usable fertilizer. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm business helps make the most of manure

Valid Manufacturing Ltd. has developed a system to separate nutrients from dairy cow waste.

Valid Manufacturing received a government grant to assist their work on a system to divert dairy cow waste and turn it into usable fertilizer. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Valid Manufacturing received a government grant to assist their work on a system to divert dairy cow waste and turn it into usable fertilizer. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm firm helps make the most of manure

Valid Manufacturing Ltd. has developed a system to separate nutrients from dairy cow waste.

Valid Manufacturing received a government grant to assist their work on a system to divert dairy cow waste and turn it into usable fertilizer. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Sicamous firefighters conducted a training exercise in a Main Street building slated for demolition on April 6. (Rob Ward/Facebook)

Sicamous firefighters train in Main Street house ready for demolition

Smoke machines used to give firefighters practice navigating burning buildings

Sicamous firefighters conducted a training exercise in a Main Street building slated for demolition on April 6. (Rob Ward/Facebook)
Provincewide over 788,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. (File Photo)

Interior Health reports over 100 new COVID-19 cases

Outbreaks in Vernon and Kelowna hospitals are ongoing

Provincewide over 788,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. (File Photo)
District of Sicamous council approved a pay increase for the district’s mayor and councillors. (File photo)

Sicamous council approves pay raises

Council updated a 2019 bylaw at its March 24 meeting

District of Sicamous council approved a pay increase for the district’s mayor and councillors. (File photo)
RCMP say the collision that closed the Trans-Canada Highway about seven kilometres east of Sicamous claimed two lives. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Two deaths confirmed in Highway 1 crash east of Sicamous

WHL team identifies one of the victims as player’s grandfather.

RCMP say the collision that closed the Trans-Canada Highway about seven kilometres east of Sicamous claimed two lives. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The RCMP say the Trans-Canada Highway is closed east of Sicamous due to a serious two-vehicle collision. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Update: Witness reports two deaths in Highway 1 crash east of Sicamous

RCMP say incident involved two vehicles. The highway has been closed as police investigate.

The RCMP say the Trans-Canada Highway is closed east of Sicamous due to a serious two-vehicle collision. (Black Press Media File Photo)
More than 700 people have signed a petition requesting tighter regulations on cigarette boats on Shuswap Lake. (Pixabay photo)

Shuswap group plans to monitor speed boat noise

Shuswap and Mara Lakes Decibel Coalition pursuing new regulations for Shuswap and Mara lakes

More than 700 people have signed a petition requesting tighter regulations on cigarette boats on Shuswap Lake. (Pixabay photo)
A civil court case over well water on a pair of rural Shuswap properties was heard in B.C. Supreme Court (Black Press Media files)

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim over well water on rural Shuswap properties

Fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract and other allegations dismissed by judge.

A civil court case over well water on a pair of rural Shuswap properties was heard in B.C. Supreme Court (Black Press Media files)
Public Health Nurse Donna Helgeson and the rest of the staff at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Sicamous have been grateful to accept the coffee and treats people have been dropping off for them regularly since the vaccinations began. (Marjorie Dewit photo)

Gratitude: Workers at Sicamous vaccine clinic thankful for gifts from community

Coffee and donuts have been much appreciated by the nurses and support staff

Public Health Nurse Donna Helgeson and the rest of the staff at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Sicamous have been grateful to accept the coffee and treats people have been dropping off for them regularly since the vaccinations began. (Marjorie Dewit photo)
The NXT golf cart is the newest product from Vernon-based SC Carts. Sicamous councillor Gord Bushell said similar carts that are fitted with safety features that make them street legal might be allowed on Sicamous streets if an upcoming bylaw is approved. (File photo)

Sicamous plans bylaw to allow electric carts on district streets

Councillor says the carts could be a zero-emission alternative for short trips around town

The NXT golf cart is the newest product from Vernon-based SC Carts. Sicamous councillor Gord Bushell said similar carts that are fitted with safety features that make them street legal might be allowed on Sicamous streets if an upcoming bylaw is approved. (File photo)